There are more than 125 credit unions in the District of Columbia.
In 1934, President Roosevelt signed the Federal Credit Union Act into law authorizing the formation of federally chartered credit unions in all states and making credit available through a national system of nonprofit, cooperative credit unions.
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the independent federal agency that regulates, charters and supervises federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), insuring the deposits of more than 92 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions.
The website for the NCUA is: http://www.ncua.gov.